2011 Honda Odyssey will not offer 4-cylinder engine like Toyota Sienna

2011 Honda Odyssey

Unlike Toyota, which offers a 4-cylinder version of its 2011 Toyota Sienna minivan, Honda said yesterday that it will not offer a 4-cylinder powertrain with the 2011 Honda Odyssey, which was reveled yesterday.

“We will provide only a six-cylinder powertrain to provide customers with the power and performance they demand,” Honda said in a Web chat on Thursday. “It’s important to note that our six-cylinder Touring Elite model achieves an estimated 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.”

In comparison, the 2011 Toyota Sienna’s 187-hp 2.7L 4-cylinder engine returns an EPA-estimated 19/24 mpg (city/highway).

The 2011 Honda Odyssey will come standard with a 3.5L V6 engine with 3-mode variable cylinder management. Horsepower and torque numbers have yet to be released.

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– By: Omar Rana

Source: Inside Line